[LINK] Logging out of Facebook is not enough

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Mon Sep 26 11:09:45 AEST 2011

Logging out of Facebook is not enough
25th September 2011

Dave Winer wrote a timely piece this morning about how Facebook is 
scaring him since the new API allows applications to post status items 
to your Facebook timeline without a users intervention. It is an 
extension of Facebook Instant and they call it frictionless sharing. The 
privacy concern here is that because you no longer have to explicitly 
opt-in to share an item, you may accidentally share a page or an event 
that you did not intend others to see.

The advice is to log out of Facebook. But logging out of Facebook only 
de-authorizes your browser from the web application, a number of cookies 
(including your account number) are still sent along to all requests to 
facebook.com. Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can 
track every page you visit. The only solution is to delete every 
Facebook cookie in your browser, or to use a separate browser for 
Facebook interactions.

Etc, etc



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	brd at iimetro.com.au
website:	www.drbrd.com

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